Snow Leopard review

Our in-depth verdict on Apple Mac OS X 10.6

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TechRadar's verdict

"A surprisingly solid point-zero update that we wholeheartedly recommend Leopard users upgrade to as it provides a faster Mac, a bunch of hard drive space returned to you and Exchange support"
For
  • Improved performance
  • Reduced - not increased – footprint
  • Built-in Exchange support
  • Stacks and Exposé much more useful
  • Hugely improved Services
  • Lots of minor beneficial tweaks
  • Extremely affordable
  • The beginnings of malware protection
  • Recording, trimming and sharing in QuickTime Player
Against
  • The usual third-party software incompatibilities
  • PowerPC owners are stuffed
  • Rosetta not installed by default
  • Some dodgy interface decisions/no unified UI
  • A few bugs lurking - even in Apple software
  • QuickTime Player feature-set should have gone further
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